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Some of the toughest puzzles to solve are ones where the puzzle outcome is greater for the winning side than, with best play on both sides, it really should be. Black had opportunities on moves 2 and 4 to remain only down a pawn, and probably be down positionally as well, but not losing a clear piece.
Probably because Marco didn't fancy playing a pawn down in a clear position against Tarrasch, and hoped to find a saving resource somewhere in the ensuing complications (which are far from clear unless you have seen this before).
should i call this a puzzle or a long game. hmmm
couldnt get the last move
What happens on 3...Rf8xd8 ? How does White wins material on 3...Rf8xd8 ? Because the game continuation will not work with 3...Rf8xd8
Retifan found it:
3...Rf8xd8 4.Nxe5 Bxe4 5.Nxe4 Nxe4 6.Nd3 f5 7.f3 Bc5+ 8.Kf1!
too much for phillycat, but thanks anyway! MEOW!!!
tough one indeed.
I got all the moves right, don't know why they were right, except for a few.....does anyone know how it finishes out?
jeez, so many moves
THIS IS THE LONGEST PUZZLE I EVER DID>-< *-* SÒÓOOOOOOOOOO LONG #.#
I got no moves right. I solved it by trying all possable moves until i would get the correct one. When it told me I had solved the problem, I am not sure what got solved. For those who find the puzzles too easy may I suggest run and butt your head into a brick wall, repeat 2 more times and you may find the puzzles more challenging.
Also, this problem is like half a game, I'm sure... You definitely don't need to calculate all the moves beforehand, imo. In fact, I'd say the problem is just far too long.
11 moves out from a typical-looking opening position? Man. It's Saturday, all right. X_X
long but easy i want hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what the heck is this one. its looks like a normal game
pretty straight forward
holy crap daily puzzle is usually a 4 move checlmate...
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